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The best boardshorts I've owned. Needs one more pocket please :)
I have been surfing in these shorts for at least 3 years. They fit great are very durable and the pocket and zipper are high quality. I have a second pair as a back up but haven't needed them. I surf in Hawaii and am in the water almost daily. Sometimes I surf for 4-5 hours. I have started carrying 4 small water bottles in the pocket to stay h... Read Moreydrated. I use TSA liquid bottles. They fit in the pocket and the zipper can handle it although I think you should add another pocket on the other side. I also use your big wave vest and other Patogonia products and think the quality is excellent.
Love em. But an uncharacteristic miss on quality
Great shorts. True to size, comfortable, very fast dry time, the single pocket is roomy enough to actually be useful. I was very sorry to have the stitching in the crotch come apart. Its a defect in the construction where the 4 panels come together- they just werent put together right. Ill be exchanging for another of the same short
We appreciate your feedback on so many aspects of these shorts and we're sorry to hear about the lack of durability. Your purchase is absolutely covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee), so we recommend a return or repair by our Patagonia-owned store in your area, or our Customer Service team.
Great board short
These r a really good pair of board shorts They r really durable Dry quick And comfortable I live on the north shore of Oahu My back yard is the 7 mile miracle as they say And these shorts have surfed all up and down this coast I personally love the wavefarer Great product with a long life !!
These shorts are tough as nails. I wear them just about everyday in the summers working as a river guide on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. They withstand the abuse of a commercial operation. The fabric is durable but also drys quickly. The secure pocket is great for keeping micro trash in. The drawstrings are secure yet comfortable. The shorts are ... Read Morealso very packable. These shorts are like a tractor, takes a lickin and keeps tickin.
I went up a size
I originally purchased the size I wear in pants. That would be a 36. They were too small and too long. I still liked the shorts even though the length wasn't correct for me, so I did eventually try a 38. The 38 was a way better fit in the waist, but due to my height of 5'7", the shorts were too long for me (below the knee). They were... Read More pretty baggy as well. I ended up returning them. While I realize a Patagonia volley short can be purchased in a 16", I would like it if these Wavefarer shorts could be made in a 16". Until then, I looked like a little kid wearing adult shorts, so I had to go with another brand. If you've got the height, I would say totally get these.
The only shorts Ill buy.
The only shorts Ill buy. Ill tell you why. They are durable, fit perfectly and are extremely functional. The location of the pocket makes all the difference. Located on the side of the shorts and slightly higher on the hip whatever is in the pocket doesnt swing around and dangle when you walk. You also dont sit on some things since the pocket is no... Read Moret placed right where you normally sit, on your butt. There is no flap that you need to pull in order to access the pocket and its large enough to fit an iPhone pro max. The material is a bit more heavy weight than whats currently sold and does not stretch. I actually prefer this because it causes less drag when body surfing and never gets hooked over my knee when I go to stand up when board surfing. They really are the best board shorts you can buy.
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